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EA First was born out of an ethos to make a difference that sets us out from the crowd. With many years of recruitment experience, a proven track record for valuing relationships, we stand ready to demonstrate something different.

Whether you are looking to recruit into your team, or searching for opportunities for yourself, our Expert Advisers are here to support you in opening those doors.

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Matthew Marshall
Matthew Marshall

Director

For me it’s about listening and understanding the needs of my clients, and then managing the process to ensure they get the best possible candidate...

Lucy Warwick
Lucy Warwick

Business Manager

Over the last three years I have specialised in Senior Interim Finance recruitment, most recently the newly qualified permanent market. I have had ...

Nick Lloyd
Nick Lloyd

Business Manager

Having spent the last three years recruiting qualified accountants for a global recruitment company across the Northern Home Counties, I am delight...

David McGarry
David McGarry

Executive Director

Whilst clearly my experience and abilities are key to why you might choose to partner with EA First, of equal importance to me is ensuring you know...

Gareth Davage
Gareth Davage

Chairman

Having worked with Dave for a number of years it was an easy choice to reconnect and help create EA First, given that he exemplifies what is at the...

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Meet the Team

Feel free to read the profiles of some of the most experienced recruitment operators in the market, and why we chose to work for EA First. Whether you need advice on how best to sell your CV, or what roles and paths to consider, our Advisors stand ready to support you.  

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Within Finance recruitment we can provide permanent and interim solutions across all sectors and industries ranging from Pharma, Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Public Sector and many others.Candidates and clients have a plethora of choices of who they partner with, but we can proudly boast the experience of some of the most successful finance recruiters in the market, who can ensure a tailored approach, bu...

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Featured Vacancies

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Finance Transformation Manager

£65000 - £75000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 2 days ago

We have a really exciting opportunity to recruit a newly created Finance Transformation role with a global...

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Finance Business Partner

£60000 - £70000 per annum + negotiable

Permanent

Posted 2 days ago

A fantastic newly created Finance Business Partner position based in Membury. Salary will be competitive d...

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Finance Business Partner

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 2 days ago

A fantastic newly created Finance Business Partner position based in Wimbledon. Salary will be competitive...

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Finance Business Partner

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 5 days ago

A fantastic newly created Finance Business Partner position based in Membury. Salary of between £55,000-£6...

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Finance Business Partner

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 5 days ago

A fantastic newly created Finance Business Partner position based in Wimbledon. Salary of between £55,000-...

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Group Business Analyst

£60000 - £65000 per annum + 10% bonus

Permanent

Posted 5 days ago

This role is an outstanding opportunity for a candidate looking for career development. In this role you w...

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Financial Controller

£55000 - £65000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 8 days ago

A Cambridge based permanent role for a Financial Controller now open. This Private Equity backed organisa...

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Interim Financial Controller

£250 - £350 per day

Temporary

Posted 9 days ago

Our Cambridge city based client is recruiting for an interim Financial Controller to join them on a short-...

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Testimonials

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Having known the management team of EA First for several years I have been impressed that they truly believe in building a long term working relationship. The first year of working with them resulted in several successful hires which has been followed up over the last 2 years with regular professional contact received whilst I was not recruiting which has also impressed me. Happy to recommend!





Julia Phillips, Finance Director - ARM

I've known Dave for about 8 years now which is some going given how often you see recruiters come and go. What stands out about David is his commitment to a working relationship that might not pay out for many years, as was the case with me! Very friendly, down to earth and easy to engage with. He still keeps in touch like clockwork which is a testament to his character. 

Peter Mullins, Director -

You know what you get with these guys and that’s a dedication to providing an above average service. They care, they listen, they go the extra mile and they find very good candidates! Never feels like they are selling to me and I feel confident they will give me honest feedback and advice. Would happily recommend.

Sam Bowker, Head of Recruitment - Wellcome Sanger Institute

I had a short term IT contract that I needed support with and needed to move quickly. Whilst the role wasn’t complex, the challenge was finding the quality of candidate I wanted for such a short assignment. I worked with Matt and it was a good, slick and successful process. His network and relationships are clearly strong as he found the candidate I needed and clearly sold the opportunity in the right way to help that person see past the short-term nature of the role.

Peter Jackson, MD - Stafford House - CEG

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